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Citation 2019. Contemporary Tibetan Short Stories.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  53. PDF  https://bit.ly/2BQdHvf Kindle/mobi link   https://bit.ly/2T7BaSz epub link  https://bit.ly/2Ix1uRV at cost paperback  https://bit.ly/2Gd6ZDv at cost hardback  https://bit.ly/2teUyy8 Contents   Introduction Lauran Hartley 9 God-Door   Tshe dbag rnam rgyal ཚེ་དཔག་རྣམ་རྒྱལ། 23 Cry of the Black Yak   Chos bstan rgyal ཆོས་བསྟན་རྒྱལ། 31   A...
Topics: Tibetan Short Stories, Tibetan literature English, modern Tibetan stories, Lauran Hartley
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CITATION CK Stuart, Tshe dbang rdo rje, Timothy Thurston, and Rin chen rdo rje (eds). 2016 . Asian Highlands Perspectives  40. Abstract Editor's Note Articles Tsering Bum. THE CHANGING ROLES OF TIBETAN MOUNTAIN DEITIES IN THE CONTEXT OF EMERGING ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES: DKAR PO LHA BSHAM IN YUL SHUL Limusishiden (Li Dechun) and Gerald Roche. SOCIALIZING WITH GODS IN THE MONGGHUL BOG RITUAL Jacqueline H Fewes and Abdul Nasir Khan. MANUSCRIPTS, MATERIAL CULTURE, AND EPHEMERA OF THE SILK ROUTE:...
Topics: AHP 40, Asian Highlands Perspectives, Namuyi pha tse, Ladakhi Trade, Amdo Tibetan names, Tibetan...
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CITATION Simms, Sao Sanda. 2017. Great Lords of the Sky: Burma's Shan Aristocracy.  Asian Highlands Perspectives   48. Abstract Written from a Tai/Shan perspective, the intricate and often unsettled realities that existed in the Shan States from early times up to the military coup in 1962 are described in a comprehensive overview of the stresses and strains that the Shan princes endured from early periods of monarchs and wars, under British rule and Japanese occupation, and Independence and...
Topics: Peter Simms, AHP 48, Shan Plateau, Burma, Sao Sanda Simms, Sao Sanda Simms, Shan Plateau, early Ava...
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AT-COST HARD COPY:  https://bit.ly/2EXrvXJ ONLINE PDF (open access; free download): https://bit.ly/2SP2VzR CONTENTS Articles   9-32 Constructing Sacred Space: Establishing Ritual Space for the Initiation or Promotion of a Shaman Peter Knecht 33-65 The Five-Color Theme in Dongba Scriptures Xu Duoduo   66-78 A Brief Socio-Linguistic Survey of Zhouqu Tibetan Abe Powell and Peter Gokey 79-147 Tibetan Daily Life on the Gcan tsha thang Grassland Sangs rgyas bkra shis with CK Stuart Perspectives...
Topics: Tibetan Ritual, Dongba Scriptures, Zhouqu Tibetan, Tibetan Daily Life, Tibetan Women, Mongolia
CITATION Caixiangduojie  才项多杰 , Zhoumaoji  周毛吉 , and Wen Haigui  温海桂  (zhubian  主编 [eds]). Gaoyuan minsu ji yiaoyu yanjiu   高原民俗及教育研究 [Studies of Plateau Folklore and Education]. 2017.   Yazhou gaoyuan shijiao 亚洲高原视角   [ Asian Highlands Perspectives ] 49.  ABSTRACT 本书是《亚洲高原视角 (AHP) 》期刊的首次汉语翻译版,是很多有意者合作的结果,也体现了我们团队合作的力量。书中前言...
Topics: Asian Highlands Perspectives, Caixiangduojie, Anthropology, Folklore, Tibetan Studies, Social and...
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Gerald Roche and CK Stuart (eds). 2015. Mapping the Monguor.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  36.   This book focuses on the people officially referred to in China as the Tu and more commonly known in the West as the Monguor. The Tu live mostly in Qinghai and Gansu provinces, on the northeast Tibetan Plateau. The thirteen contributions in this collection shed new light on diversity among the Tu, challenging representations that treat them as a homogenous category. This mapping of cultural...
Topics: Monguor, Mongghul, Mangghuer, Mongol, Mongolian, Reb gong Tu, Tongren Tu, Limusishiden, Duluun...
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Citation Snying bo rgyal, and R. Solomon Rino. 2008. Deity Men.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  3.   Comments This is a comprehensive and extremely informed study of the changing social context and religious lives of lha pa, 'deity men' or god men,' in Qinghai Province, China. Snying bo rgyal and Rino's account of these Tibetan trance mediums who become possessed by mountain deities succeeds in both honoring the past through a detailed description of their practice while acknowledging the...
Topics: lha pa, Tibetan spirit medium, Tibetan deity mediums, Amdo Tibetan Rebgong, Snying bo rgyal, R...
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VOLUME 1   From the Editors Charles Kevin Stuart, Gerald Roche, and Tshe dbang rdo rje     Articles   Amdo Tibetan Tongue Twisters Blo rtan rdo rje, Charles Kevin Stuart, and Gerald Roche   An Amdo Tibetan Village New Year Trance Medium Ritual Dpal ldan bkra shis and Charles Kevin Stuart   Calling Back the Lost na53 mLi53 Tibetan Soul Libu Lakhi, Charles Kevin Stuart, and Gerald Roche   Dying Hunters, Poison Plants, and Mute Slaves: Nature and Tradition in Contemporary Nuosu Yi Poetry...
Topics: Asian Highlands Perspectives, AHP 1, Namuyi Tibetan soul, Tibetan New Year, Tibetan tongue...
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Libu Lakhi, Tsering Bum, and Charles Kevin Stuart. 2009. China's Namzi Tibetans: Life, Language, and Folklore.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  2A. This remarkable book [in two volumes] is the product of a fruitful collaboration among a native speaker of Namzi, Tibetan and Chinese consultants, and a dedicated group of Westerners resident in China. It affords the reader an intimate glimpse into traditional Namzi life, now well on its way to disappearing along with hundreds of similar minority...
Topics: Namzi, Namuyi life culture, Tibetan life culture, Tibetan language folklore, Sichuan Tibetan life,...
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Libu Lakhi, Tsering Bum, and Charles Kevin Stuart. 2009. China's na53 mʑi53 Tibetans: Life, Language and Folklore Volume Two.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  2B. This remarkable book is the product of a fruitful collaboration among a native speaker of na53 mʑi53 kha11 tho11, Tibetan and Chinese consultants, and a dedicated group of Westerners resident in China. It affords the reader an intimate glimpse into traditional na53 mʑi53 life, now well on its way to disappearing along with...
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Charles Kevin Stuart, Gerald Roche, Tshe dbang rdo rje, Timothy Thuston, and Rin chen rdo rje. 2010.  Asian Highlands Perspectives Volume Six . ASIAN HIGHLANDS PERSPECTIVES Volume 6 contains articles on: the Brag 'go Wolf Begging Ritual; Local History in Amdo – The Tsong kha Range; A New Investigation of the Geographic Position of the Bailan Capital of the Tuyuhun; Stag rig Tibetan Village – Hair Changing and Marriage; Sustainable Development of Monastic Tourism in Tibetan Areas, and;...
Topics: Amdo, Hair Changing, Marriage, Monastic Tourism, Tibetan, Matrilineal Marriage, Oroqen Culture,...
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G.yu lha. 2012. Warming Your Hands with Moonlight: Lavrung Tibetan Oral Traditions and Culture.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  13. Lavrung is a little studied Qiangic language spoken by a small group of Tibetans in Rangtang County, Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China. This work provides the first monographic introduction to Lavrung Tibetans and their language and culture, focusing on the use of trilingual (Lavrung, Chinese, and Tibetan) figurative speech in...
Topics: Lavrung Tibetan, Qiangic language, Tibetans Rangtang, Aba Tibetan Qiang, Sichuan China, Lavrung...
Gerald Roche, Keith Dede, Fernanda Pirie, and Benedict Copps. 2015. Centering the Local: A Festschrift for Dr. Charles Kevin Stuart on the Occasion of his Sixtieth Birthday.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  37. This collection of essays celebrates the life and work of Dr. Charles Kevin Stuart. For more than three decades, Kevin Stuart has quietly exerted considerable influence on scholarship on Tibet, China, and Mongolia, demonstrating a particular sensitivity to emic voices, facilitating...
Topics: Amdo Tibetan, Asian Highlands Perspectives, love songs, la gzhas, Gansu, Qinghai, Mongghul folksong...
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G.yu 'brug and CK Stuart. 2012. Rgyal rong Tibetan Life, Language, and Folklore in Rgyas bzang Village.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  15. This study of Rgyas bzang (Jizong) Village includes a brief summary of G.yu 'brug's life, local languages and location, agriculture, sleeping, eating, childbirth and child raising, stone houses, stone towers, taboos and customs, and folktales, a short story, annual religious rituals, death rituals, pilgrimage to Mount Dmu rdo, marriage, education, a...
Topics: Rgyal rong Tibetan, Rgyal rong Tibetan Life, Rgyal rong Language, Folklore, Tibetan Dialect, Rgyas...
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C ITATION Nyangchakja (Snying lcags rgyal/ Niangjijia  娘吉加 ). 2016. The  Last Dragon Banquet? Changing Wedding Traditions in an Amdo Tibetan  Community.    Asian Highlands Perspectives   41. Abstract The Last Dragon Banquet? provides details on an Amdo Tibetan community's history, population, education, economy, religion, language, housing, treatment of death, divination, conflict, and clothing. This is followed by a detailed ethnographic study of village weddings focusing on...
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Karma Dondrub (CK Stusrt, ed). 2013. Tibetan Nomad Childhood.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  26. Karma's life begins on the boundless Tibetan grassland in 1983 in Yushu (Yul shul) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai (Mtsho sgnon) Province. Living in a black yak hair tent, Karma Dondrub begins tending his family's yak calves as soon as he can walk, in a grassland so barren that he is startled upon first seeing a tree at the age of eight. Charlatan livestock-stealing monks, anthrax, death,...
Topics: Yushu Tibetan Prefecture, Tibetan biography, Tibetan autobiography, Tibetan autoethnography, Asian...
Konchok Gelek. 2018. Review: A Step Away from Paradise.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  51:346-350. In the early twentieth century in a remote region of Golok, Tibet, Tulshuk Lingpa demonstrated this quality while very young. He grabbed a phurba, a ritual dagger with a pointed three-edge blade,  from the empty space of air above him in front of monk novices and his teacher.  Tulshuk Lingpa's father was also a terton with two wives, a common practice among lingpa. The second wife was a dakini...
Topics: Thomas K Shor, Step Away Paradise, Golok Tibet, Tulshuk Lingpa, terton, Phuntsok Choeden, Konchok...
Kondro Tsering. 2012. A Zorgay Tibetan Childhood and the Swedish translation by Katrin Goldstein-Kyaga as Min tibetanska barndom i Zorgay.  Asian Highlands Perspectives   17. Abstract This autobiographical work describes the author's life growing up on the northeast Tibetan Plateau, in a farming community in Zorgay (Mdzod dge) County, Rnga ba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. The original English text and a Swedish translation are provided. Contents ACCLAIM...
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Citation Dbang rgyal don grub དབང་རྒྱལ་དོན་གྲུབ། and Tshe ring rdo rje ཚེ་རིང་རྡོ་རྗེ། 2018. The Magician.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  50. Abstract  Dbang rgyal don grub and Tshe ring rdo rje present what may be the first play/script written in English by Tibetans in China. The focus is on "the deeply rooted dependence many Tibetans have on religion and religious figures, some of whom are frauds and use religion as a...
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Citation: Roger Bates and Nicky Harman, 2014. The Lost World of Ladakh – Early Photographic Journeys in the Indian Himalaya 1931 – 1934.   Asian Highlands Perspe ctives . Volume 31. Abstract: A superb collection of 150 black-and-white photographs of 1930s Ladakh, capturing its final days as a hub of trade routes between Tibet and Kashmir, India and Yarkand. These portraits of people, landscapes and Buddhist ceremonies taken by amateur photographer Rupert Wilmot, are notable for their...
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CITATION Limusishiden, Jugui. Kelly Ward, and CK Stuart. 2014. Fading Memories, Faded Lives: Mongghul (Tu) Photographs from Qinghai,China.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  34.   Abstract This collection of 131 photos features four introductions that discuss the development of commercial photography in the Huzhu area of Qinghai Province, China; details of photo collection; the social place of photographs within traditional socio-religious cultures; and how photographs are displayed within the...
Topics: AHP 34, Mongghul, Monguor, Mangghuer, Mongol, Qinghai, Huzhu Tu County, photography in China,...
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Citation Sangs rgyas bkra shis, Qi Huimin, and CK Stuart. 2015. An A mdo Tibetan Auto-song-ography. Asian Highlands Perspectives 39. Abstract Sangs rgyas bkra shis describes singing in a pastoral community in Mtsho sngon Province, China. Performances at weddings, family gatherings, neighborhood gatherings, and on the grassland while herding are richly contextualized. Musical instruments, what it means to be a singer, the worries of singing publicly, the introduction of electricity and cell...
Topics: Sangs rgyas bkra shis, Tibetan songs, Tibetan Plateau, Huangnan Tibetan Prefecture, Tibetan life...
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CITATION Tsering Bum. 2016. Guardians of Nature: Tibetan Pastoralists and the Natural World. Asian Highlands Perspectives 42. Abstract Guardians of Nature is a clearly written and very insightful view of the political economic, environmental, and social-cultural transformations reshaping lives and livelihoods on the Tibetan Plateau. Written as a first-hand narrative account of his work over several years with Hashul villagers in Yulshul, Tsering Bum’s perceptive book discusses key issues of...
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Tshe dpal rdo rje, Rin chen rdo rje, Gerald Roche, and CK Stuart. 2009. A Tibetan Girl’s Hair Changing Ritual. Asian Highlands Perspectives  5.   This is a remarkably careful study of a little known Tibetan coming-of-age ritual as still practiced in rural Amdo, Qinghai Province, China. Structural analysis is complemented by a case study based on observations, interviews, recordings, and authentic folklore material in the original language. Pictures, tables, and a glossary complete the work....
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Aila Pullinen. 2015. Mangghuer Embroidery: A Vanishing Tradition.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  36 : 178-188, 301-332. Visits were undertaken in the years 2001 and 2002 to Minhe Hui and Mangghuer (Tu) Autonomous County, Haidong Municipality, Qinghai Province, China to research and document Mangghuer embroidery. This research is summarized in terms of the history of Mangghuer embroidery, tools and materials, embroidery techniques, embroidered items, and embroidery's significance in...
Topics: Embroidery, Mangghuer, Minhe, Monguor, Qinghai, Tu
CITATION Rka phug Rdo rje don grub and CK Stuart. 2014. Farmers, Fugitives, Ghosts, and Exploding Grasshoppers: Everyday Life in Horse Race Village, a Tibetan Community on the Yellow River. Asian Highlands Perspectives 33.  Abstract Rta rgyugs (Dajiu tan) is a natural farming village that is part of Rka phug (Gabu) Administrative Village, northwest of Khams ra (Kanbula) Town, Gcan tsha (Jianzha) County, Rma lho (Huangnan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Mtsho sngon (Qinghai) Province, PR China....
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Qi Huimin and Burgel RM Levy. 2015.    Bilingualism in Song: The Rabbit Song of the Fulaan Nara Huzhu Mongghul.  Asian Highlands Perspectives 36: 106-113, 301-332. Musical notation, and musical and linguistic characteristics of a Chinese-Huzhu Mongghul bilingual song in the Fulaan Nara dialect of Huzhu Mongghul are given.
Topics: Bilingualism, Folk song, Fulaan Nara, Haidong Municipality, Huzhu Mongghul, Monguor, Qinghai, Tu
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Cititation Chos bstan rgyal (Gerald Roche, ed). 2012. Following the Herds: Rhythms of Tibetan Pastoral Life in A Mdo. Asian Highlands Perspectives 32. Abstract This ground-breaking book provides unique insights into the knowledge and practices that helped pastoralists sustain the grasslands of Tibet for millennia. Following an introduction to the community, its territory, history, and other salient features, local pastoral production and the annual pastoral cycle are described. Remaining...
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Limusishiden. 2015. Health and Illness Among the Mongghul.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  36:30-63, 301-332. Personal accounts of health, illness, and healing among the Mongghul of Huzhu Mongghul (Tu) Autonomous County, Haidong Municipality, Qinghai Province are given. These are followed by an examination of the causes of illness, medical practitioners, disease names and treatments, anatomical terms in the Mongghul language, preventative measures, narratives of the experiences of a...
Topics: Huzhu, Illness and Healing, Medical Anthropology, Mongghul, Monguor, Qinghai
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Aaguqog, Changminjii, Dalaxji, Danjen Dunzhu, Durijinsuu, Huwushijiu, Majii, Maxangfii, Moya Aaga, Niigari, Niruu, Rnqansuu, Sanba, Sangrijinga, Sangshiji Srang, Sanxiujii, Sishiden, Srangxji, Srinsuu, Tayisirang, Warimasuu, Zhualimaaxji, and Zhulimaxji (collected, transcribed, translated, and edited by Jugui [Lu Wanfang 鲁万芳] Limusishiden [Li Dechun 李得春] Ha Mingzong 哈明宗, and CK Stuart). 2012. Three Treasures: Huzhu Mongghul Folklore.  Asian Highlands Perspectives. This...
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Dbang 'dus sgrol ma, Dkon mchog dge legs, Mgon po tshe ring, and Dpal ldan chos dbyings(CK Stuart and G Roche, eds). 2012. Environmental Issues Facing Tibetan Pastoral Communities. Asian Highlands Perspectives 18. Abstract Tibetan communities in Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture and G.yon ri Community in Hainan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province, PR China are studied in terms of China's pastoral development policies and their impact on local Tibetans....
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Sun Hóngkai (Mtsho mo skyid and Gerald Roche, translators; Thomas Roche, introduction). 2009. The Ersu Shaba Pictographic Writing System.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  1:159-186.   The Ersu are a Qiangic people living in southern Sìchuan Province. A diminishing number of Ersu religious practitioners known as  shaba employ a pictographic writing system described in Sun Hóngkai's 1982 article that is the subject of this translation. An introduction provides background on Sun Hóngkai and...
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Valère Rondelez and Xénia de Heering. 2015. A Faithful Servant, Samt'andjimba (1816-1900).  Asian Highlands Perspectives  36:116-138, 301-332. Samt'andjimba 1(1816?-1900) was a Mangghuer (Tu). Originally a Tibetan Buddhist monk, he converted to Christianity, and spent much of his life in the company of Christian missionaries. The Lazarists, Gabet and Huc, who traveled across Mongolia, Western China, and Tibet made him famous. This biographical article provides details of Samt'andjimba's...
Topics: Christianity in China, Huc and Gabet, Mangghuer, missionaries, Qinghai, Sanchuan, Tu
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CITATION Pema Kyi. 2015. The Witches of Tibet.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  38. Abstract THE WITCHES OF TIBET is a fictionalized account of a Tibetan girl's childhood in Mgo log (Golok) in Qinghai Province. The narrative begins with how a little girl's life was saved by a gift of a mysterious pill from a kind, local woman who locals regarded as a witch. These and other magic moments are from personal experiences that relatives and others related about their own lives, and what the author...
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Dzorge Guru (CK Stuart, English ed; Huadan Zaxi (Dpal ldan bkra shis) English-Tibetan translator). 2013. Jahzong: Tibetan Tribal Leader. Asian Highlands Perspective s 25. This novel, in English and Tibetan, is set on the eastern Tibetan Plateau in the era prior to 1949. It traces the life of a young man, Jahzong, from his dramatic childhood, following him in his struggles to unite local warring tribes and bring peace to his people. "An electrifying, revelatory experience. In it, we learn...
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Gray Tuttle. 2010. Local History in A mdo: The Tsong kha Range (Ri rgyud). Asian Highlands perspectives 6:23-97. A mdo local history is explored in this study of six little known monasteries along either side of the Tsong kha'i ri rgyud 'The Mountain Range on the Banks of the Tsong (River)'. This eastern frontier of the Tibetan culture zone has been neglected in Western language research, despite the important roles lamas and monasteries from this region played in Lhasa, Beijing  北京 , and...
Topics: local history Amdo, local history Tibet, six monasteries Amdo, Tsong River, Minhe County Haidong,...
Limusishiden, Jugui. 2010. Ghalmadi Sgil Da Alog Xosuu: Ghuaisangni Durina Rogshdigu Mongghulni Adal (Passions and Colored Sleeves: Mongghul Lives in Eastern Tibet).  Asian Highlands Perspectives  7. Limusishiden and Jugui provide a glimpse into a recollected, traditional world of Mongghul people in northeastern Qinghai Province. This complicated world is filled with spirits and ghosts causing disease and depression, marked with elaborate rituals for important events, punctuated by crude...
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Blo rtan rdo rje, Charles Kevin Stuart, and Gerald Roche. 2009. Amdo Tibetan Tongue Twisters.  Asian Highlands Perspectives 1:7-51.   Tibetan tongue twisters are a distinctive and significant part of Tibetan oral folk literature. They are made up of words and phrases related to what people see and experience in daily life. These words are strung together and are difficult to articulate rapidly and fluently, often because of a succession of questions and/ or similar consonantal sounds. This...
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Tshe ring skyid. 2015. An Introduction to Rgya Tshang Ma, A Mongour (Tu) Village in Reb Gong (Tongren).  Asian Highlands Perspectives  36:276-330. This article provides basic background information on Rgya tshang ma Village, one of three villages where the Ngandehua (Wutun) language is spoken in Reb gong (Rma lho [Huangnan] Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Mtsho sngon [Qinghai] Province). Information presented includes population and location; housing; language; subsistence and income,...
Topics: Monguor, Tu, Wutun language, Huangnan Tibetan Prefecture, Tshe ring dkyid, Rgya tshang ma, Asian...
CITATION Dpal mo skyid. 2013. 'The Descent of Blessings': Ecstasy  and Revival among the Tibetan Bon Communities in Reb gong.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  28:25-79. A BSTRACT Byin 'bebs  'the descent of blessings' is an ecstatic state and expression of faith among the Bon community in Reb gong County, Rma lho Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province, China, associated with the biannual Chos thog chen mo ritual. After 1958, the descent of blessings was not seen again until 1999. Bon...
Topics: descent of blessings, Rebgong Bon community, Rma lho Qinghai, byin 'bebs, Tibetan local religion,...
Bianca Horrleman. 2015. A Bibliographic Note and Table on Mid-19th to Mid-20th Century Western Travelogues and Research Reports on Gansu and Qinghai.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  37:37-78. Starting from the late nineteenth century, northwest China, Eastern Turkestan (modern Xinjiang), and eastern Tibet became increasingly attractive destinations for foreign travelers and explorers. There was a veritable 'run' on the region, which was deemed one of the last blank spots on world maps. In...
Topics: China, Eastern Turkestan, Eastern Tibet
CITATION : Tshes bcu lha mo (CK Stuart, ed). 2013. Mushroom Ghosts, Belligerent Yaks, and Cranberry Cocktails: A Brag 'go Tibetan  Woman's Early Life.   Asian Highlands Perspectives   29. Abstract: shes bcu lha mo, a native of Nor bu khug Village (Brag 'go Township, Brag 'go County Town, Dkar mdzes Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China) writes about her mother, her grandmother, and her great grandmother. She also describes her own childhood, including herding adventures, being attacked by a...
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Balogh, Mátyás. 2018. Review: The Early History of Mongolia.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  51:398-403. Delgerjargal, P. (П. Дэлгэржаргал) and Z. Batsaihan (З. Батсайхан) (D. Erdenebaatar (Д. Эрдэнэбаатар), ed). 2017. Hünnü (Хүннү) [The Xiongnu]. Ulaanbaatar. 252 pages [238 + 2 (list of images) + 12 (bibliography)], 1 map, 36 images. ISBN 978-99978-58-03-0 (hardback). Delgerjargal, P. (П. Дэлгэржаргал) and S. Ölziibayar (С....
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原文发表于 Christina Kilby Robinson。 2017。 尼度普斯基(Nietupski)。对《拉卜楞寺》一书的评。 亚洲高原视角(AHP)期刊 49:6-9 摘要    尼度普斯基(Nietupski)最近的专著,是关于现位于甘肃省南部 的藏传佛教拉卜楞寺及其周边社区的深入研究。通过引用中国政 府档案、藏传佛教寺院记载、美国传教士游记,以及数百余次的...
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CITATION Zeisler, Bettina. 2013. Review: Emerging Bon. Asian Highlands Perspectives 28:423-449. ABSTRACT Blezer, Henk (ed). 2011. Emerging Bon – The Formation of Bon Traditions in Tibet at the Turn of the First Millennium AD. PIATS 2006: Tibetan Studies: Proceedings of the Eleventh Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, Königswinter. (Beiträge zur Zentralasienforschung, 26) Andiast: International Institute for Tibetan and Buddhist Studies. 368pp, Introduction (Henk...
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CITATION Ba. Lobsang Gonbo. 2013. Love in Shambhala.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  28:249-262.   ABSTRACT I was born in 1984 in Btsal ba Village, Gru ba lung Township, 'Ba' thang County, Dkar mdzes Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China. I graduated with a degree in Tibetan- English-Chinese translation from Qinghai Normal University in 2006. Dom mgo bla ma tshe ring o rgyan, who features in this story, lived about a century ago in Btsal ba Village. Locals said that he went...
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Trent Pomplun. 2010. Jesuit on the Roof of the World: Ippolito Desideri's Mission to Tibet. New York: Oxford University Press, xvi + 302 pages, ISBN 978-0-19-537786-6 (hardback 29.95USD).  Michael J. Sweet (trans) and Leonard Zwilling (ed). 2010. Mission to Tibet: The Extraordinary Eighteenth-Century Account of Father Ippolito Desideri, S. J. Boston: Wisdom Publications, xxiv + 797 pages, ISBN 978-086171-676-0 (paperback 34.95USD). Donald S. Lopez Jr. and Thupten Jinpa. 2017. Dispelling the...
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Gerald Roche and CK Stuart. 2015. Introduction: Mapping the Monguor.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  36:5-15, 301-332.  The thirteen contributions in this collection shed new light on the people, officially referred to in China as the Tu, but in the West more commonly known as the Monguor, who numbered 289,565 in 2010 (Poston and Xiong 2014:118), and who lived mostly in Qinghai and Gansu provinces. While considered in China to be a unitary minzu, or nationality, with a single history,...
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Sangs rgyas bkra shis. 2018. Tibetan Daily Life on The Gcan Tsha Thang Grassland.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  51:79-147. Daily pastoral life in Rkang mo, Lo ba, Ka rgya dang bo, and Ka rgya gnyis pa pastoral communities located in Gcan tsha thang (Jianzhatan) Township, Gcan tsha (Jianzha) County, Rma lho (Huangnan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Mtsho sngon (Qinghai) Province is described as it existed in 2013. Religion, winter housing, livestock and herding, winter, summer, the autumn...
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Blo rtan rdo rje, Charles Kevin Stuart, and Gerald Roche. 2009. Amdo Tibetan Tongue Twisters.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  1:17-51.   AMDO TIBETAN TONGUE TWISTERS Blo rtan rdo rje (University of Oslo), Charles Kevin Stuart (Independent Scholar), and Gerald Roche (Griffith University/ Qinghai Normal University) ABSTRACT Tibetan tongue twisters are a distinctive and significant part of Tibetan oral folk literature. They are made up of words and phrases related to what people see and...
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Citation Sangs rgyas bkra shis (Sanjiezhaxi) with CK Stuart. 2014. Tibetan Marmot Hunting. Asian Highlands Perspectives 35:49-74.  Abstract This paper focuses on the hunting, cooking, and eating of marmots among pastoralists in Gcan tsha thang (Jianzhatan) Township, Gcan tsha (Jianzha) County, Mtsho sngon (Qinghai) Province, PR China. Folklore positing a connection between humans and marmots is discussed and Sangs rgyas bkra shis provides a story about local marmot hunters and gives accounts...
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Limusishiden and Ha Mingzong. 2015. The Fourth Qinghai Provincial Tu (Monguor) Literature Forum.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  36:23-27, 301-332. Limusishiden describes the Fourth Qinghai Provincial Tu (Monguor) Literature Forum held 26-28 July 2012 in Weiyuan Town, Huzhu Tu Autonomous County, Haidong City, Qinghai Province, PR China; comments on the Forum; and suggests Monguor writers focus on writings that provide much detail about their own culture, people, family, and communities.
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Rin chen rdo rje. 2011. A Ngawa Tibetan Nomad Childhood.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  9. "I was born in a pastoral family in the autumn of 1986, in Rongrima Village, Hongyuan County, Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, PR China. When I was a child, my family lived in a 'four-column' wood house made using four poles placed in a rectangular configuration in the center of the home. Four shorter poles were behind the central columns. Four-pillar wood houses had...
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Citation Yin Dalong. 2013.  Living and Dying at the Feet of the Snowy Mountains a Contemporary Childhood in Rural Hunan, China = Xuefengshan jiaoxia de sheng yu si : Yige Hunan nongcun shaonian de tongnian . Asian Highlands Perspectives 22.. Abstract Children in contemporary rural China have experienced an unprecedented moment; amid radical economic and social transformations that have sent their parents to urban centers to earn cash income, children have been left behind to live with older...
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Sonan Jetsun. 2010. Folktale: The King Of Seven Seeds.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  6:313-320.
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Limusishiden. 2018. Flower of the Fourth Moon: My Mongghul Mother-Saihua.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  51:188-206. Limusishiden interviewed his mother, Saihua (b. 1946), on 19 November 2017 at their home in Tughuan Village, Danma Town, Huzhu Mongghul (Tu) Autonomous County, Qinghai Province, PR China. He recorded her using an audio recorder, later listened to this material again, took notes in Mongghul, and then wrote this text in English.  Saihua's was given the name Siyuehua (fourth...
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Stobs stag lha (CK Stuart, Gerald Roche, Elena Mckinlay, and Timothy Thurston, eds). 2013. A Multi-ethnic Village in Northeast Tibet: History, Ritual, and Daily Life in Chu cha. Asian Highlands Perspectives 24. Multi-ethnic Chu cha Village in Mchod rten thang Township, Dpa' ris Tibetan Autonomous County, Gansu Province, China is described in terms of location; population; clothing; language; religion; history; and personal, family, and community rituals. Photographs provide additional...
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CITATION Li Xiaoqiong (Gerald Roche and CK Stuart, eds). 2014. A Namuyi Tibetan Woman's Journey from Chinese Village to Indian City to Beijing. Asian Highlands Perspectives 30. Abstract Li Xiaoqiong (Drolma), a Namuyi Tibetan from Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province describes her childhood; parents; paternal grandmother's early life and death; village life including children's games, tending horses, and herding yaks; her experiences at primary school; a surrogate grandfather;...
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原文发表于 朱永忠,祁慧民, CK Stuart  著。朱永忠译。 2017 。情牵相守 : 三川土族库咕笳歌。 亚洲高原视角 (AHP) 期刊 49: 168-198 简介   ...
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Xu Duoduo. 2018. The Five-Color Theme In Dongba Scriptures.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  51:33-65. I compared the two translated versions of The Advent of Dragons collected during fieldwork with a Ruke Dongba priest and found many inconsistencies in the same scripture and even within single verses. These inconsistencies may derive from oral composition mechanisms, for example, the aim to adapt the content to metric patterns. These complexities are mainly attested in verses related to the...
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Grigorij Potanin. 2015. On the Shirongols.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  36 : 139-177, 301-332.   This translated text provides the first account of the Sanchuan Mangghuer in a Western language, based on first-hand observations made by Grigorij Potanin in the winter of 1884-1885. The text includes information on ethnonyms, the distribution of the Mangghuer, their language, history and legends, dwellings, clothing, food, agriculture, weaving and the division of labor, general...
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Grigori Potanin. 2015. Mangghuer Folktales and Historical Narratives.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  36 : 178-188, 301-332. Eleven folktales and historical narratives are presented that were collected by Grigori Potanin during his visit to the Sanchuan Region in 1884-1885. The folktales all appear to have been collected from males, mostly monks. One folktale deals with Wencheng Gongzhu, the Chinese bride of the Tibetan emperor, Srong btsan sgam po. One deals with the building of the Potala...
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 Citation Mark Bender. 2011. Echoes From Si Gang Lih: Burao Yilu's 'Moon Mountain'.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  10:99-128. Abstract Wa poet Burao Yilu's utilization of myth, ritual, and folk customs in representing the Wa ethnic group in the poem 'Moon Mountain' is discussed. Negative stereotypes of the Wa, an indigenous people of southwestern Yunnan Province, China, include the now forbidden practice of headhunting. By referencing the origin myth 'Si gang lih' and evoking images of...
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Dkon mchog dge legs and Charles Kevin Stuart. 2009. The Seng Ze Village Ma Ni.  Asian    Highlands    Perspectives  1:295-312.   Local residents believe Seng ze Ma Ni in Khams has the largest number of   ma   Ni  stones in a single location anywhere in the world. Certain accounts, sacred object, and ceremonies associated  with the Ma Ni and an interview with a resident, provide insight into its historical importance as a focus of pilgrimage and trade. Local beliefs...
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CITATION 2017. Reviews 2017.  Asian H ighlan ds Persp ectives   45. Abstract YESTERDAY'S TRIBE Reviewed: Kelsang Norbu; MY TWO FATHERS Reviewed: Sangs rgyas bkra shis; SMUG PA and CHU MIG DGU SGRI Reviewed: Konchok Gelek; KLU 'BUM MI RGOD Reviewed: Pad+ma rig 'dzin; PHYUR BA Reviewed: 'Brug mo skyid; TIBET'S BELOVED CHILD; Reviewed: Rinchenkhar; THE RISE OF GÖNPO NAMGYEL; Reviewed: Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa; IMAG(IN)ING THE NAGAS Reviewed: Mark Bender; THE DAWN OF TIBET Reviewed: Ivette M....
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原文发表于 立穆斯斯什典(李得春)著。旦箭花(李生菊),尼道斯让(李得元)译。 2017 。被遗弃的山神。 亚洲高原视角 (AHP) 期刊 49: 102-123   简介 拉斯泽,蒙古语敖包,象征当地山神 , 一般建在山顶、山腰或者隘口。用石头垒成正方形底座,其上用木桩合围成四方形,里面插满木制的箭、矛等,上面挂满五色哈达、经幡和系有白色羊 毛,地下埋有宝瓶和其他。...
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原文发表于 朱永忠, CK Stuart  著。朱永忠译。 2017 。青海东部农村傩祭仪式 —— 民和土族纳顿歌。 亚洲高原视角 (AHP) 期刊   49: 145-158 简介 每年秋天,中国西北青海东部的三川土族村庄分别举行为期一天的娱神节 -...
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CITATION  Caixiangduojie 才项多杰, Zhoumaoji 周毛吉, and Wen Haigui 温海桂 (zhubian 主编[eds]). Gaoyuan minsu ji yiaoyu yanjiu  高原民俗及教育研究 [Studies of Plateau Folklore and Education]. 2017.  Yazhou gaoyuan shijiao 亚洲高原视角   [ Asian Highlands Perspectives ] 49.  ABSTRACT...
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Citation 'Jam dbyangs skyabs and Klu thar rgyal (eds); Pad+ma rig 'dzin (Tibetan ed); Tong Yan (Chinese ed); and CK Stuart (English ed). 2018. Young Tibetans Photograph Home & The City. ཕ་ཡུལ་དང་གྲོང་ཁྱེར། —བོད་པ་ན་གཞོན་འགས་བསྐྱོན་པའི་བརྙན་པར་གཅེས་བཏུས།乡土与城市—几位藏族年轻人的摄影作品集. Asian Highlands Perspectives 52.  Abstract The...
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C ITATION Dpal ldan B kra shis. 2016. Amdo Tibetan  Language: An Introduction  to Normative Amdo  Tibetan.   Asian Highlands P erspectives   43. Abstract This work, prepared by Dpal ldan bkra shis, has 19 chapters, a section on verb conjugation, three appendices, and a bibliography. Numerous exercises, dialogues, texts, and special phrases are also provided. Each chapter consists of course texts, language notes, exercises, a vocabulary list, examples, and supplementary grammar. The texts...
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Citation  Libu Lakhi, Qi Huimin, Charles Kevin Stuart, and Gerald Roche. 2009. China's Namzi Tibetan Songs, Engagement Chants, & Flute Music.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  4 . Abstract The present study is a straightforward, pragmatic attempt to document the particulars of na53 mi53 song and musical traditions comprising the local 'performance-scape'. The primary researcher, Libu  Lakhi, is a native of the community who was trained in a specialized mode of auto-ethnography developed...
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Limusishiden and CK Stuart. 2015. A Mongghul Communal Ritual: Diiquari.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  36:64-83, 301-332. Details of the Diinquari ritual are given for eight Mongghul villages in the Shdazi Mongghul area of Ledu Region, where this ritual is held annually from the twenty-fourth day of the tenth lunar month to the first day of the eleventh month, dates that correspond to the death of Tsong kha pa (twenty-fifth day of the tenth lunar month) as observed in the Tibetan Buddhist...
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CITATION Smyer Yu, Dan and Zomkyid Drolma. 2012. Review:  《建构现代中国的 藏传佛教徒》 . Asian Highlands Perspectives  21:487-495.  ABSTRACT 滕华睿 . 2012.  建构现代中国的藏传佛教徒 Tibetan Buddhists in the Making of Modern China.  香港 : 香 港大学出版社 . xxi+344. Black and white illustrations. Soft cover. ISBN 978-9-6220-9274-7 (150HKD).  腾华睿 (Gray Tuttle) 的著作《建构现代中国的藏传佛教徒》 ( Tibetan Buddhists in the Making...
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Citation Limusishiden, and Charles Kevin Stuart. 2010. Mongghul Memories and Lives.  Asian Higlands Perspectives  8.   Abstract Limusishiden (b. 1968) describes his lived experiences and recollections related to language, education, traditional beliefs, and folklore; provides details of his parents, three paternal aunts, and paternal grandparents' lives; describes Tughuan (Tuguan 土官) Village; and reports on a visit to Jija Nuri (Jijialing 吉家岭) Village in 2007 and its rapid cultural...
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Citation Paul K Nietupski. 2009. The Fourth Belmang: Bodhisattva, Estate Lord, Tibetan Militia Leader, and Chinese Government Official.  Asian Highlands Perspectives  1:187-211. Abstract Social and political changes in the greater Labrang Monastery region of northeastern Tibet, in southern Gansu, eastern Qinghai, and northern Sichuan provinces are described. Particular focus is on the major events and phases of the lifetime of Jikmé Tsultrim Namgyalba (1918-1957) the fourth rebirth of the...
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